Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
I don't know why but I've had these pictures in my head of southern vegetation at nightime. This one was the 3rd one of a serie. I wanted to show that there was life at night on the water. Surrounding the nenuphars, insects are budding and lighting the flowers. In the back of the picture are human habitats near the water.
I was was painting I was listening to a celebrity talking about what I thought was pollution or a factory of some kind. Now that I think about it, I am sure it had nothing to do with it. But inspired by what I thought I was hearing, my drawing became a picture of city projects "attacked" by twisters, a direct consequence of our neglect for our environment.
I worked on that one several times. It was initially abstract...
The style is naive. A bit different from what I usually do. But the wonderful thing about it is that as I was doing it it reminded me of my grandmother's beautiful house in the south of France. It made feel sad. I don't have much memory of my youth. But "Champouse" was the most awesome house I can remember. I remember fighting my fear of bees there. I was told not to move when one was resting on my feet or hands. it worked. They stopped chasing me.
The attic was full of wonderful Antiques. The garden was neglected. Behind the house were big fields of wheat. I used to love running there and play -alone- hide and seek.